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Tiny Art Quilts: Collaging Stitched Stories

Week 1: August 4-10, 2024 
Instructor: Maude May
Class Material Fee: $25


About the Workshop

Let's make tiny quilts! Commemorate an event, person, place or object by combining photos printed onto fabric, collaged with scraps or ephemera and embellished with hand embroidery. In this class you'll learn how: to compose fabric & image collages / to enhance your artwork using simple embroidery stitches (and yes, French knots will be taught) / to prepare photos for printing directly onto fabric / to finish and display your work and much more. You'll have the opportunity to make several small (5 x 5 inch) art quilts. Embroidery is a bit like coloring – it's easy to learn, and while it takes some practice to master (I'm still working on this) pulling a needle and colorful thread through cloth and creating a finished piece is a very pleasant activity. All skill levels welcome.


About Maude May

I have been making art in one form or another since childhood – stitching pre-printed samplers, fabricating elaborate collaged drawings and playing with any art supplies that came my way. As a fabric collage artist, I assemble layers utilizing vintage and new fabrics, hand stitching and images. I inkjet print discarded snapshots, copyright-free Library of Congress photos and my own photographic works directly onto linen and cotton. By creating these visual stories I strive to move the viewer towards discovering and imagining the people, ideas, places and possessions that were once deemed precious and have now been left behind. ​

Learn more about Maude on her website:

Instructor will provide:

  • ​vintage and new cotton and linen fabrics and scraps

  • embroidery floss

  • cotton batting

  • embroidery hoops

  • fabric glue

  • embroidery needles and pins

  • fabric and embroidery scissors

  • irons and ironing board

  • laptop

  • inkjet printer

  • freezer paper

  • woven cotton interfacing

  • sewing machine

  • complete printed instructions for printing and stitching

  • chocolate!

What students should bring:

2-5 photos (family, landscape, pet, flowers, whatever) these can also be on your phone - I will need access to a digital version or hard copy).


Feel free to contact me if you have questions:

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